On Friday, Rep. Louie Gohmert became the first of two politicians fined for not walking through the new metal detectors installed inside of the U.S. Capitol building. The Texas congressman was fined $5,000 after not stopping to be screened for a second time after he left the House floor on Thursday. Also fined was fellow Republican Rep. Andrew Clyde, who serves in Georgia’s 9th congressional district. Clyde reportedly didn’t stop to get screened a first time and he passed the metal detectors completely on his way to the House floor. Both fines will be deducted from the representative’s paychecks, and should they be fined a second time, the amount will jump to $10,000.
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